List of Austin indie rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as indie rock solo artists from Austin are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Austin music that you've never heard before. The indie rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Austin. If you think the best Austin indie rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.
Examples include Iron & Wine and Spoon.If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular indie rock bands from Austin?" and "Which indie rock bands started in Austin?" then this list will answer your questions.